Work up an Appetite Kayaking with Whales

There’s nothing like spending your day kayaking with whales along British Columbia’s Johnstone Strait to work up a killer appetite! Have no fear, our guides know just how hungry you can get paddling all day, which is why they spend their off-season perfecting the campfire culinary skills. Here’s what you can look forward to eating when you join us at Orca Camp!

The Most Important Meal of the Day

Didn’t your mother always tell you breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Well, she’s right! We can spend anywhere from 6 — 8 hours kayaking each day and having a good, hearty breakfast fuels you up for all the paddling that lies ahead. According to the American Council on Exercise, a 125-lb person can expend up to 283 calories an hour kayaking, while a 175-lb person burns about 375. That’s for ONE hour of kayaking, and we tend to kayak in bursts of at least two hours at a time. So, yes, fuelling up before we head out is critical to having a great day on the water.

Home-fry potatoes and eggs sunny-side up get the day off to a good start.

Home-fry potatoes and eggs sunny-side up get the day off to a good start.

Between Meal Snacks

Orca Camp guests enjoying a snack between paddling sessions.

Orca Camp guests enjoying a snack between paddling sessions.

We know your mother probably also told you that you shouldn’t snack between meals, but if you’re burning between 283 and 375 calories per hour, naturally you’d want to replenish your fuel supplies while out on the water. That’s where our between meal snacks come in. Granola bars, fresh fruit, lots of filtered water, and even a bite or two of chocolate help tide us over between meals and beach landings.

Paddle to your Picnic

Blown-down cedars are the perfect buffet table for a picnic lunch while kayaking at Orca Camp

Blown-down cedars are the perfect buffet table for a picnic lunch while kayaking at Orca Camp

Lunch is always served surfside, on a quiet shore, a deserted island or pebbly beach while out exploring for whales. Our guides will bring along all the fixings and all you’ll need to do is work up an appetite! And, after burning off almost 1,000 calories paddling for three or more hours you’ll have QUITE an appetite!

Culinary Delights by the Campfire

A selection of hearty, healthy dinners are served around the campfire at Orca Camp

A selection of hearty, healthy dinners are served around the campfire at Orca Camp

Nothing says “camping” quite like dinner around a campfire. Food just tastes better when cooked over a wood flame. Add in postcard-perfect scenery, spectacular sunsets, a side dish of twinkling stars, and good conversation, and you’ve got the recipe for memorable meals, made the Orca Camp way.

Group consensus determines if you dine at our Beach Café, or right by the shore. Either way, you’ll be in for a treat when our guides call you down for dinner. You can count on an abundant spread, informed and influenced by our guests’ appetites. Grilled steaks and baked potatoes. Indonesian stir-fry. A west-coast staple of salmon planked over cedar and grilled on the campfire. We like to keep things fresh and seasonal here, ensuring you’re experiencing the best of a BC vacation.

Roasting marshmallows for S'mores - a nightly tradition

Roasting marshmallows for S’mores – a nightly tradition

Hungry for More?

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March 22, 2016